GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) - The Van Andel Institute was founded by Jay and Betty Van Andel in 1996 with a vision of enriching and enhancing lives worldwide through biomedical research and education. Since it's inception, the Van Andel Institute has made leaps and strides in the fight again cancer and other diseases. Now, are asking the community for help with a unique request -- paint the town purple!
Purple Community - 100% Hope allows you to create a fundraising event based on your personal passion. It could be a walkathon, motorcycle rally, sporting event or a simple bake sale. Just choose your event, then make it purple by planning it through the Van Andel Institute website . Your event could be in honor or memory of a loved one touched by disease or a simple way to rally your school or group behind a common cause.
Purple Community - 100% Hope brings people together to share stories, find support and celebrate hope through the research being conducted and 100% of the funds raised from your event go directly to disease-fighting research. Nothing is taken out for overhead costs or administrative fees; every single dollar goes to research.
If you're interested in hosting a purple event at your school, church or community gathering, click here for more information or call 616-234-5471.
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